Let's Get Some Summer Style Inspiration From This May 1958 McCall's

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, which means it’s officially summertime here in the United States. But perhaps you’ve fallen behind in the wardrobe department. Maybe your sundress game could use a little elevating. Well, why not take a page from this May 1958 issue of McCall’s, featuring “carefree” cottons? »5/27/15 5:50pm5/27/15 5:50pm


Motown Version of 'Shake It Off' Is More Tolerable Than the Original

Postmodern Jukebox performed a Motown-inspired cover of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" with Von Smith, and it's considerably less annoying than the original, which has only burrowed into your brain thanks to a diabolical pop formula concocted in the underground lair of Max Martin and Johan "Shellback" Schuster. But I… »10/09/14 12:50pm10/09/14 12:50pm

These Vintage National Enquirer Covers Are Hilarious

It's been a big week for The National Enquirer (the magazine that I once got sent home for reading at school). The publication broke the news that Ellen's house is possibly haunted and alerted faithful readers to a big secret that Jimmy Fallon doesn't want you to know (he loves his wife and child!). And if that wasn't… »3/03/14 4:15pm3/03/14 4:15pm

Taste Test From Hell: We Cooked a Bunch of Gross Recipes From the '50s

Few things are more luridly delightful than midcentury food porn—fishy Jell-Os, mayonnaise frosting, all canned everything, foods ground up and then moulded into the shapes of other foods. If you've ever flipped through your grandma's post-war Betty Crocker cookbook, then you know what I'm grimacing about. These are… »2/25/14 3:40pm2/25/14 3:40pm

Celebrity Diet Stories of 1929 Just as Depressing as Today's

As previously mentioned, back issues of Photoplay have been archived online. A quick flip through of the January 1929 issue revealed a piece that feels chillingly current: It warns that women are putting their lives at risk when they try to be as skinny as Hollywood stars. We've been talking about this shit for 84… »9/04/13 4:05pm9/04/13 4:05pm